The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are well-known for their support of cancer charities, which may be why the famous rock band has signed on to perform on the upcoming fourth edition of the fundraising telecast Stand Up to Cancer. The show will air Friday, September 5, across nearly every TV network you can think of, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, E!, HBO, Showtime, VH1 and more.
Other scheduled performers on the one-hour show, which raises money for cancer research, include Dave Matthews, singer/actresses Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande, and rappers Lupe Fiasco and Common.
The one-hour special also will feature a bevy of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Keifer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jennifer Aniston, and Mark Harmon, in a "digital lounge" hosted by Katie Couric. The stars will be reaching out to viewers via phone, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. If you want to donate money to the cause and would like to receive a call, sign up at WereCallingYou.org.
While the telecast airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on September 5, you also may receive a call on the 6th or 7th.
Daltrey is a longtime patron of the U.K. charity Teenage Cancer Trust, and he and Townshend co-founded the Teen Cancer America organization in 2012. Both charities support the creation of programs and facilities that focus on the needs of teens and young adults battling the disease.
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